Five Minutes' Peace

Got five minutes? Share this with your grown-up. A warm, funny story that celebrates mums. One morning Mrs Large (a plump and jolly elephant) needs some peace and quiet away from the kids. So she runs a lovely bubble bath and takes a tray of tasty breakfast into the bathroom. But with lots of cheeky little elephants running riot, her peace is to be very short-lived… Nobody can resist Jill Murphy’s witty text and glowing pictures. Warm your heart and make your mum smile with this jumbo family favourite.

“Family life is beautifully observed with a humour that appeals to both adult and child.” The Daily Telegraph

“If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived.” The Guardian

“Jill Murphy deserves a constellation of gold stars.” The Observer

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  • loved it

    It is very calm and peaceful and makes me feel happy! I am sure it will make you calm as well!

    Jill Murphy deserves a consolation of stars so that is why I have given her 5 stars out of 5 stars!

    I also enjoyed the worst witch I am so glad you are a an author!!

    24 March 2014

  • liked it

    Really nice picture book

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    6 March 2014

  • I liked it

    3 January 2014

  • This is about a mum who wants some peace bUt she can’t get it with her children around.

    5 March 2013

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    Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy is the author of the Worst Witch and Large Family books.


    Jill Murphy won the Nestle Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize for The Last Noo Noo.

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